This subject addresses critically the modern paradigms concerning women and gender roles in primary and classical texts; through the Islamic history and civilisation; as well as in contemporary Muslim cultures and societies. Developing arguments from within a critical framework of an Islamic set of paradigms and values, it takes a fresh approach at women in Islam. It examines the status and role of women in scripture; explores significant women figures in mysticism, scholarship, social and political life. Muslim women are positioned in their historical and contemporary relaility with patriarchal, orientalist and feminist approaches highlighted. The subject covers cronologically the conditions and status of women in both contemporary Islamic and non-Islamic cultures. Classical, modern and feminist approaches, viewpoints and arguments are considered throughout the subject.
Centre for Islamic Studies and Civilisation
Master of Islamic Studies (Articulated Set)
The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of ISL455 in Session 2 2019. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).
The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.